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Canterlot High

    Principal Celestia and Vice-Principal Luna 
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Principal Celestia: The sundial was our year's gift!
Vice-Principal Luna: [coughing] Even though "some people" thought it was a little impractical, since the sundial can't be used at night.

Voiced by: Nicole Oliver (Celestia), Tabitha St. Germain (Luna)

Principal Celestia and Vice-Principal Luna, clearly older than the student body, are the counterparts for the Princesses, with whom they may share some tropes. Celestia runs the school while Luna is in charge of discipline.


  • Adorkable: They both have their goofy moments through the series, with Celestia's being less frequent than Luna's.
    • The photo montage at the end of Friendship Games shows them both (along with Cadance) gorging on the cakes their students made for the Home Economics competition. There's also a picture of Luna doing a rather silly dance without a care in the world as Celestia does her best to contain her giggling.
    • In the third movie's blooper reel Luna flubs a line quite comically, and pokes fun at herself for it. Celestia has a moment in the fourth film's reel where she overacts her excitement while everyone else looks at her funny.
    • The book Wondercolts Forever is set in their teenage years, leading to quite a bit of this. Luna in particular was somewhat shy, didn't have many friends (as her middle school friends all went to Crystal Prep), called herself Detective Luna while investigating the theft of the Shadowbolt, and shows plenty of adoration towards Celestia. The future CHS Principal, meanwhile, indulges in some uncharacteristic excitement when she's elected Class President, and apparently snarks at Luna when nervous about her speech before that.
  • Alternate Self: Of Princess Celestia and Princess Luna. They are still authority figures, but of a high school in the human world rather than a pony empire.
  • Batman Gambit: Luna suggested and pulled one with the help of Celestia and their friends in order to find the exact location where the Crystal Prep's Shadowbolt — a very important statuette that was stolen by a pair of CHS students and hidden somewhere in the woods nearby — was hidden: they spread a rumor that the statuette had a valuable gemstone inside, and followed the culprits when they decided to go back and check.
  • Big Sister Worship: Luna shows a lot of love and respect for Celestia in their shared diary. In particular, one of the reasons she picked going to Canterlot High over Crystal Prep was because Celestia studied there.
  • Caring Gardener: Celestia is one of the mundane variety, as evidenced by her quite large greenhouse, first seen in the "My Little Shop of Horrors" short.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Celestia starts out as a bit of one in the first movie, but mellows out by the end of it.
  • Extracurricular Enthusiast:
    • According to Luna in Wondercolts Forever: The Diary of Celestia and Luna, Celestia had always been part of many clubs over the years and always participated in school activities; in her last year at CHS, she's part of the archery club and the school's debate team, is always enthusiastic to help around and get others involved, and eventually becomes school president.
    • Carries over into adulthood. The "Choose Principal Celestia" ending of the short "The Road Less Scheduled" reveals that Celestia and Luna have been going to the Starswirled Music Festival every year since it was founded.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In the first movie, Principal Celestia tells Twilight that her door is always open... just before slamming it shut.
  • Invisible Parents: As they're not important to the plot, the Wondercolts Forever book makes a grand total of one mention of Celestia and Luna's parents, and another one of their father alone.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Oh, so much. Only in Legend of Everfree do they get new attires, and even then, they change back to their standard clothes for the final party. It even extends to their teenage years.
  • Mama Bear:
    • Celestia shows signs of this in Legend of Everfree, when trying to shield Luna and some students from Gaea Everfree. Sadly, the latter just ignores her and traps everyone with the vines.
    • The novelization has both sisters show a protective streak, as they try to physically incapacitate Gaea when she's distracted. It's a shame they fail.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: According to Wondercolts Forever, the first Friendship Games ended in a tie, but Celestia (being CHS's school president) chose to give the trophy to Crystal Prep, as a sign of friendship. Fast-forward not even thirty yearsnote , and you've got Cinch claiming (falsely, as it turns out) that Crystal Prep always won the Games, and rubbing it in Celestia and Luna's faces. In front of both schools' students. Ouch.
  • Noodle Incident: Hinted at by Legend of Everfree and expanded upon by its novelization. Apparently, a sundial can be just as much of an apple of discord in the human world as the "eternal night" idea in Equestria.
  • Not So Stoic:
    • While they try to appear professional (given their stations), they are often baffled by some of the shenanigans at their school. This is understandable, as their counterparts in Equestria are pretty much Physical Goddesses who've literally seen everything, while they're merely authority figures here dealing with stuff from a different dimension.
    • For Celestia, it goes back to her teenage years: at one point in Wondercolts Forever, she admits to keeping up a positive attitude for the sake of her fellow students while wanting to cry desperately over all the bad things that have happened to CHS since the CPA's prank.
  • Putting the "Pal" in Principal: They are just as caring, friendly and loving as their Pony counterparts.
  • Rapunzel Hair: A nod towards their counterparts' long, flowing manes and tails. Those are not animated as if blown by a constant wind, though, since the Principal Sisters are normal humans.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: They are presented as fair and benevolent toward their students (when not being brainwashed). They are, however, out of their depths as far as magical happenstances are concerned.
  • Same Clothes, Different Year: The cover for Wondercolts Forever shows Celestia and Luna as they (presumably) looked back when they were a senior and a freshman attending Canterlot High School; Luna has apparently worn the same outfit for what's likely decades and Celestia wears something that, while not exactly the same, still looks startlingly similar to her usual wardrobe as an adult.
  • Shrinking Violet: Luna explained in her teenage diary that back when she was a freshman at CHS, she used to be a bit of one; in particular, she let Celestia speak for her during the first week or so.
  • Sibling Rivalry: If their banter in Legend of Everfree is any indication, they used to have it when they were teens. As adults, they seem to get along perfectly, though.
  • Sibling Team: While they don't get to save the world, they still do run the school together, and rarely are mentioned individually. Wondercolts Forever shows that they both were a pretty effective team during their only year studying together, with Luna always helping Celestia with her work as school president.
  • Stepford Smiler: Celestia becomes this for a while in Wondercolts Forever when it looks like the relationship between CPA and CHS is damaged forever; she keeps a friendly, cheery demeanor as Class President for her classmates' sake, even when deep down she's devastated and wants to break down crying.
  • Stepford Snarker: According to Luna's writings in Wondercolts Forever, Celestia starts "throwing [Luna] attitude" when she gets nervous about the upcoming Class President election while practicing her speech.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl:
    • Legend of Everfree suggests this dynamic between them, with Celestia wearing a skirt, and Luna opting for shorts and a baseball cap. Given their normal attires, though, it would probably be more fair to call them Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak and Tomboy with a Girly Streak, respectively.
    • Further displayed in the Wondercolts Forever book: Celestia's parts are written in pink, on pink pages, with neat cursive writing; Luna's pages are purple, with dark purple ink and a less fancy font; their writing styles themselves contrast, with Luna's being more informal and excitable — with plenty of Bold Inflation and underlining — than Celestia's (the most obvious-at-first-sight difference being a "Hi, Diary" and variations versus a constant "Dear Diary", respectively).
  • Twitchy Eye: Celestia in "Subs Rock", after one interruption too many in her attempts to teach a class.
  • Vague Age: Wondercolts Forever reveals that Luna is three years younger than Celestia, and that they both participated in the first Friendship Games. While there's no way of telling exactly how much time passed since then, Celestia doesn't seem to be older than forty-something.

    Flash Sentry 
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"We've got to stop bumping into each other like this!"

Voiced by: Vincent Tong

A spiky blue-haired fellow that seems like a nice enough guy. He's a Pegasus Royal Guard in Equestria, while his human counterpart is a guitar player that Twilight befriends during her stay at Canterlot High.


  • Adorkable: He has his moments, like walking right into a door when starting his date with Twilight or asking her friends about her in Rainbow Rocks.
  • Advertised Extra: Ever since the My Little Pony and Equestria Girls websites merged into one sometime in February 2017, he's been featured with his own character avatar and descriptive blurb in the "characters" section. He hasn't had any role in Equestria Girls beyond "background student" (and only sometimes, at that) since his last speaking role in Legend of Everfree back in 2016 — until he got a critical role in the "Good Vibes" short, released on September 1st 2017.
  • All There in the Script: His band is called "Flash Drive", if you were wondering. It's only mentioned in the books.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Flash Sentry. Just admit it, it does sound cool.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: The design gives male characters bigger eyebrows than females; it's more noticeable with Flash because of his haircut, colors, and since he has more screen time.
  • Boy of the Week: He's effectively this. While he and Twilight don't really have much of a romance to begin with, just a Meet Cute or two and a single dance, his pony-self's subsequent appearances in Season 4 and the comics are nothing more than cameos, one of which where he only fleetingly acknowledges Twilight. (Perhaps because he hasn't shared the experiences with her his human counterpart had.) He gets another chance to be her love interest though in Rainbow Rocks.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy:
    • Temporarily, when Sunset Shimmer hypnotizes him and the rest of the students to be her army in taking over Equestria while she's in One-Winged Angel form. He's the first person to be snapped out of it.
    • Happens again thanks to Hate Plague along with the rest of the school, though he spends a much longer time under Dazzlings' control. Because he's normally such a nice guy, his moments are the hardest to stomach, especially when he blows up at Twilight and calls out Sunset when she tries to tackle Rainbow Dash.
  • Butt-Monkey: Ever since Rainbow Rocks, each film seems to have something to embarrass him or make his life more difficult.
    • Rainbow Rocks: He misses Twilight and embarrasses himself in front of the Rainbooms when talking about her. When Twilight does show up he is already under the Dazzlings spell and is too busy being angry to enjoy her company, then his band loses in the Semi-Finals to the Dazzlings themselves.
    • Friendship Games: He meets Twilight's human counterpart but not realizing she isn't the same Twilight, is confused and hurt when she ignores him. He and Bon Bon also fail the cooking challenge by baking a loaf of bread instead of a cake.
    • Legend of Everfree: He tries to be nice to human Twilight, but although she knows who he is, he acts awkward around her and she becomes interested in Timber Spruce. Later Sunset tells him he needs to get over Twilight completely.
    • His appearance in the "Good Vibes" short seems to be a deconstruction of his status as this, as he opens up the short looking downright miserable as he tosses a coin into the mall's fountain. Seeing the sort of heartache he's been going through... (although he gets better).
  • The Cameo: His pony counterpart appears twice during Season 4 of Friendship Is Magic. He escorts Princess Cadance off of a crystal train (though he doesn't speak) in "Three's a Crowd", and introduces the Duke and Duchess of Maretonia in "Twilight's Kingdom – Part 1". He also appears in the uncut version of Forgotten Friendship, guarding the Canterlot Library, causing Sunset to Double Take.
  • Competition Freak: Though everyone in the school gets hit with this through the Hate Plague, it seems to have hit him (and Trixie) the most, going from Nice Guy to Jerkass and taking more and more levels in it as the movie progresses as he tries to push his band into the finals (and doesn't take it very well when he fails).
  • Crash-Into Hello: A bit of a Running Gag in the movies. He lampshades the trend a couple of times both as a human and a pony.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Blue hair and blue eyes.
  • A Day in the Limelight: There have been a few times where he has been in center focus.
    • In The Friendship Games short "A Banner Day" he is tasked with making a banner for the Friendship Games with Micro Chips and Sandalwood.
    • He is the one who starts the chain of good deeds in "Good Vibes" by helping Trixie, and it later works back to him when Sunset comforts him and he has lunch with her and all her friends.
    • He becomes a main character in the book Twilight Sparkle's Science Fair Spark, where he competes in joint scene fair between Canterlot High and Crystal Prep and warns the girls about Rising Star's invention.
  • Demoted to Extra: After being Twilight's love interest in the first film, through the next two he receives steadily less and less screen time, and comes Friendship Games he's pretty much a background character who gets a couple of lines here and there. Legend of Everfree gives him a small sub-arc coming to terms with there being two Twilights and Sunset helping him through it (albeit with some tough love). He later makes occasional appearances in the various Equestria Girls shorts, even getting a major role in "Good Vibes", but he never gets the kind of screen time he once had in the first movie.
  • Designated Love Interest: He and Princess Twilight have a very clear attraction to one another (even if it never goes anywhere), but they are never seen hanging out together (due to Twilight generally having more important things to worry about at the time) or even doing much interacting at all beyond bumping into each other. Eventually Sunset convinces him to "let go" of their relationship since she lives in another dimension.
  • Dogged Nice Guy:
    • In Friendship Games and Legend of Everfree, he repeatedly helps and encourages human Twilight, but the fact of the matter is that she's a different person from the Twilight Sparkle he likes and is completely uninterested in him.
    • In "Twilight's Sparkly Sleepover Surprise", it's commented that he waits by Twilight's locker with certain frequency. Before being retconned by Legend of Everfree and its novelization, Human Twilight is shown to be a bit more appreciative of him.
  • Dreamworks Face: His human counterpart does this in his official render, which is at odds with his actual personality.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: As of "Best Trends Forever", his hairstyle has changed to a side-comb style as opposed to his spiky hair.
  • For Want of a Nail: It was thanks to his one good deed to Trixie in "Good Vibes" that everyone began to do good deeds for others and make them happier.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: In Twilight Sparkle's Science Fair Spark, he watches jealously as Twilight works with her partner Rising Star on their science fair project and follows him home in the hopes of finding something that will prove he's not as great as he seems.
  • Hair Antennae: His new hair cut has two small strands sticking out at the top.
  • Hand Behind Head: In Legend of Everfree, Flash rubs the back of his head in a show of confusion after hearing Sunset Shimmer's vague I Have This Friend... explanation.
  • Heroic Build: Humorously enough, his doll as shown in the New York Toy Fair 2015 was ridiculously ripped — with a muscular torso that wouldn't be out of place in a Greek sculpture. The version actually released in stores heavily toned it down, (un?)fortunately.
  • Hidden Depths: In "Queen of Clubs", he is shown to be in the Science Club and Baking Club.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: His long-overdue Character Development in the fourth movie, where he tries to let go of Princess Twilight, who is most likely never going to come back.
  • Innocently Insensitive: In Twilight Sparkle's Science Fair Spark, when he and the girls try to warn Twilight what they think Rising Star's invention for the science fair is, he calls Rising Star "an evil demon trying to destroy the school" which makes Twilight remember herself as Midnight Sparkle and quickly run away.
  • Interspecies Romance: While they're both human at the time, he apparently dated Sunset Shimmer and developed a liking for Princess Twilight Sparkle, both who are normally ponies.
  • Irony: The first (and so far, only) male character in the fashion doll line, he came packaged with Human Twilight Sparkle. Even better, said doll is part of the Friendship Games toyline; in said film, Twilight completely ignores him, and in the following one she shows further disinterest.
  • Karmic Jackpot: "Good Vibes" he took the time to help Trixie, even though he was still feeling depressed himself. Trixie paid his kindness forward and soon everyone began helping each other and making their day better. It eventually worked its way back to him when Sunset Shimmer noticed his misery and offered him some lunch and they were soon joined by the rest of her friends.
  • Kick the Dog: He has two separate moments to really capitalize just how effective the Dazzlings' Hate Plague is.
    • The first is when he chews out Twilight for choosing to join the Rainbooms when he is working so hard to win the competition.
    • The second is when Sunset tackles Rainbow Dash to prevent her from summoning her magic. This leads everyone to believe she's gone back to her old ways and Flash decides to rub it in by saying "Now there's the bad girl we all love to hate!"
  • Knight in Shining Armor: As a pony, his job as a royal guard seems to invoke this motif, complete with being a love interest to a princess.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: In Friendship Games, nobody bothers to tell him what is really going on or that the human Twilight is not the same person as Princess Twilight. As a result, he spends most of his screen time heartbroken and confused when human Twilight brushes him off, thinking Princess Twilight has lost interest in him. By the events of Legend of Everfree he's at least figured out that there are two different Twilights and (with Sunset's help) come to terms with her not sharing his feelings. So far, despite Sunset and her friends being aware he misses her, nobody bothered to tell him Sunset Shimmer has a magic journal that can communicate with Princess Twilight.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Flash's crush on Twilight makes him take several levels in Adorkable.
  • Nice Guy: He's an all-around nice guy and helps Twilight and her friends a little bit. This makes his time under the Dazzlings' Hate Plague all the more tragic. It is all thanks to him the good deeds in "Good Vibes" happen because he helps Trixie with her props, even though he is still feeling depressed himself at the time.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: In the short "A Banner Day", he gets upset when Micro Chips spills glitter dust over his hair.
  • Not Himself: In Rainbow Rocks, Flash is hit hard by the Dazzlings' influence, becoming confrontational and ultra-competitive. Notable since it's completely at odd with his Nice Guy persona from the first movie. To hammer it further, he even snaps once at Twilight Sparkle, making her cry.
  • Not So Above It All: While the Sirens' spell in Rainbow Rocks certainly made him an ultra-competitive Jerkass, the "A Banner Day" short shows that he does possess a bit of an ego even without it when it comes to music. He can also be quite snarky.
  • The One Guy: Other than Spike, he's the most prominent male character in the Equestria Girls franchise due to his Satellite Love Interest status. He's also the first "Equestria Boy" to receive a doll, packaged with Human Twilight Sparkle of course.
  • Recurring Extra: His pony counterpart has become this outside the Equestria Girls movies.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: In Twilight Sparkle's Science Fair Spark, he believes that the invention Rising Star is making for the science fair is a machine that will brainwash all the students in CHS and CP. The machine actually implants positive messages into people's minds to encourage them to act more friendly and coaxes people to act on them instead of forcing them. As Sunset says to Flash, he was "only kind of right". Also, Flash was trying to find proof that Rising Star wasn't as perfect as he seemed, and at the end of the fair it is shown that although he isn't evil, he is a Sore Loser.
  • Satellite Love Interest: He looks nice, helps Twilight twice, plays a guitar, generally seems to be a Nice Guy, was Sunset Shimmer's ex-boyfriend, and his equine counterpart is a guard in Cadance's castle. While that's all we generally know about him, he does eventually show some hidden depths in Legend of Everfree, comes to terms with there being two Twilights with the human one not sharing his feeling.
  • Ship Tease:
    • Twilight develops a crush on his human counterpart, but the romance is mostly downplayed to ship teasing. The movie ends with a little Ship Tease with pony Flash. The ship is eventually sunk in Legend of Everfree, where Sunset convinces him to give up on Twilight, since her living in another dimension precludes any relationship developing between them.
    • In the first movie it is mentioned he dated Sunset Shimmer, but nothing more is done with this. In the sequel his relationship with Sunset is brought up again when it's clear he still has a crush on Twilight, though Sunset claims she never had feelings for him.
    • While Human Twilight generally brushes him off while investigating magic, their first encounter has hints of this, since they Crash-Into Hello and he helps her with her glasses. When she takes a look at him, she keeps staring at him for a brief moment before her device starts detecting magic again.
    • "Twilight's Sparkly Sleepover Surprise" sees the human world's Twilight having apparently warmed up to him, and it's stated he likes to wait by her locker. This state of affairs actually worries Twilight about whenever or not he likes her for her or because she looks like the Princess of Friendship. This gets undone in Legend of Everfree and its novelization.
    • The novelization for Legend of Everfree adds some of this after Sunset helps him come to terms with there being two Twilights (and the human one not being interested in him): he is taken by the way her hair shines under the sunlight and tries to restart a relationship with her, as friends. The animated film keeps it more platonic.
    • Sunset Shimmer's act of kindness towards him in "Good Vibes" has hints of this.
    • In "Pinkie Pie, Snack Psychic", Pinkie gets Human Twilight to help him study for a big test he was stressed about. He is later shown getting a correct answer to one of her questions and they laugh together.
    • He and the Human Twilight are cast as the parents of Selfie Soot in the CHS Fall Play, thereby making them a married couple.
    • In Twilight Sparkle's Science Fair Spark, he apologizes to Human Twilight for accidentally making her remember Midnight Sparkle, telling her that he never thought of her in that way and thinks she's perfect. Twilight accepts his apology and agrees to share a dance with him at the science fair after-party.
  • Shoo Out the New Guy: Received heavy buildup as Twilight's Love Interest in the first Equestria Girls film, but becomes the butt of several jokes regarding their "relationship" in the sequels, along with Princess Twilight referring to them as being friends in Rainbow Rocks and with him being handily rejected by Human Twilight in Friendship Games. He eventually gets a small sub-arc in Legend of Everfree where he comes to terms with there being two Twilights and acknowledging that Princess Twilight will have to stay in her home dimension.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone:
    • After spending several movies being either ignored or avoided, finally gets some love the "Good Vibes" short when his sole act of kindness (towards Trixie of all characters) during his moment of depression ends up setting up a series of events that lead into Sunset noticing his emotional plight for the first time since Legend of Everfree, prompting her to offer to eat lunch with him, after which the rest of the girls join them.
    • After spending so much time as a Dogged Nice Guy and being ignored, in Twilight Sparkle's Science Fair Spark he finally gets a moment with the Human Twilight where he tells her that he never consider Twilight to be anything like Midnight Sparkle and sees her as perfect and Twilight states she has always considered him a friend, maybe more than a friend, and the two dance together at the science fair after-party.
  • Twinkle Smile: He does this at the end of his weather segment of the CHS news in "Best Trends Forever".
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After two small appearances in the main series in season 4, Flash's pony counterpart disappears from both series altogether with no explanation why. It isn't until Forgotten Friendship that he finally shows up again, this time as a guard for the Canterlot library.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair makes him look like he walked out of an anime of some kind, made all the more obvious since he appears to have a relatively normal human skin-tone.

    Trixie Lulamoon 
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"The Great and Powerful Trrrrrixie is the most talented girl at Canterlot High!"

Voiced by: Kathleen Barr

Another alternate self of a well-known pony from Equestria, this Trixie is no less hammy than her unicorn counterpart. While she has just a cameo in the first movie, she's elevated to the rank of Rainbow Dash's rival by "Guitar Centered", and to secondary villain in Rainbow Rocks, besides the Dazzlings. Like with the Rainbooms, a lot of tropes pertaining to her pony counterpart also apply to her, although she lacks the Character Development of the latter, at least until Forgotten Friendship.


  • All There in the Script: Her surname of "Lulamoon" was only seen with the toyline until Rainbow Rocks, where it is confirmed in the closing credits.
  • Alternate Self: Of "The Great and Powerful Trixie", one of the most notableinvoked Ensemble Darkhorses from Friendship Is Magic. Here she's another human student at Canterlot High School.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • She only has a quick speaking cameo in the first film, and is otherwise just another background student. By contrast, she plays a bigger role in Rainbow Rocks as a member of one of the rival bands the Rainbooms face against, called "Trixie and the Illusions".
      DVD Commentary: She's not just buying snacks anymore!
    • In Forgotten Friendship she becomes Sunset's Number Two and helps her while everyone else is still under the effects of the villain's Laser-Guided Amnesia and think Sunset is still an Alpha Bitch.
  • Attention Whore: Trixie's main motivation; she wants to impress the CHS students and loves to show off. Also notable when she photobombs Photo Finish's shoot during the song "Better Than Ever" in Rainbow Rocks.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: In Rainbow Rocks, Trixie and her band are a significant challenge to the Rainbooms, and Trixie is enough of a Smug Smiler and bully to them to definitely be called antagonistic. She considers the Rainbooms her greatest competition, and acts to sabotage them and their music. In your average school drama, Trixie would serve as the main antagonist. But the Dazzlings want to Take Over the World and have actual magic that makes them a threat to the entire school, whereas Trixie is an annoying braggart who wants to win in order to rub how "great and powerful" she is in everyone's faces.
  • The Bully:
    • In Rainbow Rocks, she smugly taunts the Rainbooms after thinking she and her band are moving onto the finals. She's even convinced by the Dazzlings, without their mind control, to trap the Rainbooms beneath the stage.
    • In Forgotten Friendship, she taunts Sunset Shimmer about her friends all hating her guts. While Sunset thinks this makes Trixie the culprit behind the Laser-Guided Amnesia across CHS, Trixie has nothing to do with it.
  • The Cameo: Her only scene in Equestria Girls (not counting crowd shots) is to pick peanut butter crackers from the vending machine before Twilight.
  • Character Development: Forgotten Friendship sees her go from her usual stuck-up, self-important persona to genuinely bonding with Sunset and showing a softer side over the fact that both of them can't seem to be viewed as what they want to be. Trixie even helps Sunset confront the Big Bad.
  • Character Exaggeration: She's mostly like her pony counterpart when she first showed up, lacking her Character Development with an added bit of immaturity from being a teenager.
  • Competition Freak: The Dazzlings' Hate Plague turns nearly every student into this, but Trixie is one of the most affected, antagonizing the Rainbooms throughout the movie and even getting into Flash Sentry's face at times. Or maybe it just exacerbated her natural competitive streak.
  • Cute Witch: Her clothes for performing on stage, as well as those of her two bandmates, give off this look, including the star-studded wizard hat and purple cape. Her "flying V" guitar is also somewhat evocative of a witch's broom.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Friendship Games she's relegated to a background character with no spoken lines. She has a couple lines in Legend of Everfree, but none are crucial to the plot.
  • Epic Fail: Similar to her pony counterpart, she can never get her Smoke Out exits to work. She finally gets it right in Forgotten Friendship and manages to teleport for real to escape a locked room, but faces a new fail when she can't get both herself and Sunset out at the same time, constantly swapping places every time she tries again.
  • Girl Posse: She has one with her two croniesinvoked (Fan Nicknames: Fuchsia Blush and Lavender Lace), forming "Trixie and the Illusions". Though they likely aren't that bad without the Dazzlings' influence.
  • Gratuitous French: She says "Voilà!" after getting her peanut butter crackers.
  • Hair Decorations: She's wearing a star-shaped hair clip. As with other characters, from the Ambidextrous Sprite aspect of the animation, it can seem to flip from left to right.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She joins forces with Sunset Shimmer in Forgotten Friendship, even striking a close bond with her over the fact that no-one seems to view either of them as what they want to be. In Sunset's case, it was due to Laser-Guided Amnesia, but Trixie's words still find their mark.
  • "I Am Great!" Song: "Tricks Up My Sleeve". Trixie is even less complimentary about her competition than Rainbow Dash:
    Trixie: Don't mean to brag, don't mean to boast, but I'm a six-course meal and you're just burnt toast!
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Forgotten Friendship reveals that she can relate when Sunset is constantly berated, even though she wants to be viewed in a better light. It helps the two of them bond.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: In Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine, she admits, in tears, that loneliness is the reason why she's always trying to steal the spotlight.
  • Impractically Fancy Outfit: Trixie's costume for the final concert of Rainbow Rocks. It's quite fetching and impressive, as fitting for a true showwoman, but also very impractical to make a sneaky exit or climb a walled fence.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: As part of the above costume, Trixie's hair is styled into a long ponytail with the unlikely shape of a corkscrew.
  • Innocently Insensitive: She makes things a lot worse between Wallflower Blush and Sunset Shimmer in Forgotten Friendship by constantly forgetting who Wallflower is, even without Laser-Guided Amnesia. Wallflower mentions that she has been Trixie's classmate since third grade, but Trixie still cannot remember her.
  • Irony: For the Rainbow Rocks concert, she sings "Tricks Up My Sleeves"... in a dress that has no sleeves.
  • I Will Only Slow You Down: In Forgotten Friendship she and Sunset are trapped in a locked room together and she tries to use her Smoke Out trick to get them out. She can't get both of them out though and after swapping places with Sunset several times just tells her to leave her and stop Wallflower before it's too late.
  • Large Ham:
    • No surprise, "The Great and Powerful Trrrrrixie" is chewing the scenery in about every one of her spoken scenes.
      Trixie: This is a travesty! A TRAVESTY!!
    • That is, until Forgotten Friendship, where she has a few dialogues where she's a lot more low-key, thanks to having a bigger role. Not that it takes much encouragement to switch her back into showboating mode.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: She manages to teleport herself out of a locked room in Forgotten Friendship after some encouragement from Sunset, but it is never explained exactly how she achieves this. She then repeats the feat several times, though she finds that she can only teleport either herself or Sunset out, but not both.
  • Moment Killer: She interrupts Twilight and Flash's romantic moment to boast about herself. Their Death Glares show they don't take kindly to it.
  • Mystical White Hair: She doesn't have real magic like her unicorn counterpart, but she still favors the illusionist look, and her white/pale blue hair contribute to this.
  • Not Me This Time: She is Sunset's prime suspect in Forgotten Friendship for the culprit who stole everyone's memories of her being good. A reasonable assumption, given that Trixie swore revenge on Sunset the previous day, took joy in seeing Sunset suffer at the beach, and has a history of antagonizing Sunset and the rest of her friends. But when Sunset confronts Trixie in the hallway, she has no idea what a Memory Stone is, revealing she's a victim of losing her memories just like the rest of the school. She actually believes Sunset's story and decides to help her catch the real culprit.
  • Pull a Rabbit out of My Hat:
    • In "Good Vibes", when Fluttershy is looking for her pet bunny Angel, Trixie pulls him out of her hat and hands him over.
    • In Trixie's ending for the webisode "Sock It to Me", she gives a "magical sock" to Rainbow Dash, who latter pulls a grey rabbit out of it.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her full attire (and that of her two bandmates) for the final concert is largely purple, fittingly for the self-proclaimed "Great and Powerful Trixie".
  • Red Herring: Forgotten Friendship initially makes it seem like she's behind all of the Equestria Girls forgetting their good memories of Sunset Shimmer, even rubbing her greatness in Sunset's face. Turns out that not only did Trixie have nothing to do with that, but she helps Sunset solve the problem.
  • The Rival: Trixie is still one, but unlike in the main show it's not toward Twilight Sparkle (who isn't present at Canterlot High School most of the time) but for Rainbow Dash. Starting with the "Guitar Centered" short, they have a music-oriented rivalry, both trying to make their bands prevail during the showcase. As such, she serves as the secondary antagonist after the Dazzlings for most of Rainbow Rocks.
  • Showgirl Skirt: Part of her scenic costume for the final concert in the second movie is a dress open in the front, although with pants and big boots underneath.
  • A Sinister Clue: Played with. Trixie plays guitar left-handed. She isn't a villain in Rainbow Rocks, but her band is the one that the Dazzlings manipulate into tripping the trap door that traps the Rainbooms under the stage.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: This Trixie might just be a schoolgirl and lacking any of the magic powers of her counterpart, but she still considers herself the most talented student at Canterlot High.
  • Smoke Out:
    • Just like her pony counterpart, Trixie enjoys making a showy departure. She uses a smoke bomb twice in Rainbow Rocks, and, just like her pony counterpart, she's not quick enough to have slipped away when the smoke dissipates. Both times she does it, Pinkie spots her hiding after she runs away.
      Pinkie Pie: She's gone! [beat] Oh wait. There she is!
    • In "Good Vibes", she successfully uses a smoke bomb to appear in front of Fluttershy.
    • In Forgotten Friendship, she tries a smoke bomb to make a showy escape, but is thwarted by a locked door. She finally manages to teleport with one towards the end, but only succeeds in moving herself and not Sunset Shimmer. When Trixie tries a few more times in a row, they just repeatedly swap places.
  • Supernatural Is Purple: Her eyes as well as her choice of cape and hat color still invoke the trope, even though she can't do real magic.
  • Third-Person Person: The Great and Powerful Trixie just wouldn't be the same without this quirk. Though she doesn't speak in third person all the time; it's mostly reserved for her hammiest moments.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In Equestria Girls she only has a brief cameo, but she at least politely asks Twilight to move. In Rainbow Rocks, she's a full-on bully who smugly taunts the Rainbooms, although this is most likely a side-effect of the Dazzlings' Hate Plague.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine, she helps Pinkie Pie sell tickets for the Rainbooms' performance/fashion show after Sunset Shimmer offers to be her friend. In "Good Vibes", she does a good deed for Fluttershy after Flash did a good deed for her.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Her unique scene in Equestria Girls was enough to elevate peanut butter crackers as this for her and her pony counterpart by the fandom.
    Trixie: The Great and Powerful Trrrrrixie... [beat] needs some peanut butter crackers.
  • Trrrilling Rrrs: Though only on her name.
    Trixie: Not if the Great and Powerful Trrrrrixie has anything to do with it!
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Trixie shows hints of it at the end of Rainbow Rocks, as she's more angry at the Rainbooms for "stealing her spotlight" than she is glad to be free from the Dazzlings' trance.
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    DJ Pon-3/Vinyl Scratch 
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The human counterpart of one of the most popular background ponies, Vinyl Scratch stars in her own short "Music to my Ears" and plays a small but key role in Rainbow Rocks. Like with other Alternate Self characters, she shares some tropes with her pony counterpart.


  • 11th-Hour Ranger: She joins with the Rainbooms at the very end of Rainbow Rocks.
  • Advertised Extra: Like her pony counterpart, Hasbro likes using her to promote movies; she could be seen in the very first trailer for Equestria Girls. "Music to My Ears", the first short promoting My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks, is all about DJ Pon-3.
  • Ascended Extra: Is just a background student in the first movie and a nod to the fans, like the human version of Derpy. Then she gets a short and helps save the day in the sequel.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She provides some much-needed help to Twilight, Sunset and the Rainbooms in the Equestria Girls sequel Rainbow Rocks, freeing them from a trap and aiding them with a killer sound system that transforms from her convertible.
  • Cool Car: Herinvoked Bassmobile (or Vinylmobile, DJmobile, Wubmobile, etc.), able to transform into a fully-functional audio management/equalizer and light show system.
  • Costume Evolution: Between the first and the second movie, she switches the ubiquitous boots for sneakers. Probably because it looks better when she's dancing in "Music to My Ears", which focus on her feet a few times.
  • Crazy-Prepared: She keeps a spare set of earbuds on hand in case her headphones are taken away ("Music to My Ears"); she has a portable turntable ready to use at a moment's notice during the Canterlot High pep rally (Friendship Games); and she takes a gramophone and a crate of records to Camp Everfree, which come in handy during Rarity's fashion show rehearsal (Legend of Everfree).
  • Fingerless Gloves: Her purple arm-warmers give off this look.
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: She's always wearing headphones and listening to music of some kind. Even when Principal Celestia takes her headphones away in "Music to My Ears", Vinyl just puts on earbuds instead. In the background of "Let's Have a Battle (of the Bands)", while the Dazzlings use their song to brainwash the student body, she's seen bouncing to her own beat. That means she isn't affected by the Dazzlings' Mind-Control Music.
  • Immune to Mind Control: Her headphones protect her from falling under the Dazzlings' spell.
  • Improbably Cool Car: Vinyl's sweet ride. It isn't explained how a high school student, who's seen working part-time at a music shop in "Guitar Centered", can afford such a heavily customized Transforming Vehicle.
  • Skirt over Slacks: She joins Rainbow Dash on this fashion statement, though with leggings instead of bike shorts, like Sunset Shimmer later on.
  • The Speechless: This Vinyl never speaks at all. What really pushes her into this is that, in the prequel novel, she communicates to people next to her via text messaging, hinting that she might be completely mute. However, she's sometimes seen speaking in the background, like in Friendship Games with Lemon Zest after the games have ended.
  • The Voiceless: In Rainbow Rocks, she doesn't say a word in either the shorts or the movie. However, in Legend of Everfree she's shown chatting with Fluttershy in the background of one scene. For the record, Word of God has been purposefully vague on her pony counterpart being a mute or just choosing not to talk.

    Photo Finish 
"Say no more! I, Photo Finish, will kepture... za magicks! I go!"

Yet another human counterpart of a supporting pony character. Beyond background student, she's a minor antagonist in Rainbow Rocks and stars in her own short, "Photo Finished". The rest of the time, she's busy taking pictures all over Canterlot High. As usual, share tropes with her pony alternate self.


  • Camera Fiend: It is rare to see her without a camera at hand to take pictures of any vaguely interesting event. In "Photo Finished", she whips out a camera with a huge telephoto lens at a moment's notice and shoots dozens of pictures from every conceivable angle.
  • Catchphrase: "Hold that pose!" and "Enough! I go."
  • Control Freak: Photo Finish has her assistants micromanage her photographic subjects, and she herself loudly orders them around.
  • Cool Shades: She's always wearing large, purple-tinted shades. Unlike with Vinyl Scratch, we have yet to see her taking them off at any point.
  • The Fashionista: She's part of this clique along with her friends; no surprise given her pony counterpart is deeply involved in the fashion industry.
  • Fauxlosophic Narration: She can veer into this while rambling to stimulate her models...
    Photo Finish: Jump! Jump! Like a beautiful gresshopper! Like a graceful gazelle! You are striving to place the orb of desire in the net of the future!
  • Finger Framing: She regularly makes the gesture, along with a commanding "Hold that pose!", notably to Luna, before yet another frantic shooting session.
  • Girl Posse: "The Snapshots" is her music group, with her two assistants Pixel Pizazz and Violet Blurr, who also help her during photo shoots.
  • Hidden Depths: During her ending in the Choose Your Own Ending short "Constructive Criticism", she and her team create a set for the school play using only lasers and mirrors.
  • Just a Stupid Accent: Like her pony counterpart, Photo Finish speaks with an exaggerated, German-sounding accent.
  • Large Ham: Photo Finish can get pretty hammy, like when she's telling her subjects to "Hold that pose!"
  • Magic Skirt: Considering some of the poses she ends up in during a photo shoot, it's lucky this trope is enforced here.
  • No Indoor Voice: She's loud when taking her pictures, even in the library.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: When it comes to capturing "za magicks", personal space becomes such a foreign concept to Photo Finish and her assistants that the other students and staff complain to Vice-Principal Luna. Heck, even the Vice-Principal herself isn't immune.
  • Put on a Bus: She doesn't appear at all in Legend of Everfree. (Though technically, that's because she isn't in the bus to Camp Everfree.)
  • Temporarily a Villain: In Rainbow Rocks, while under the Dazzlings' spell, she tries to sabotage the Rainbooms' performance with the help of her cronies.
  • Third-Person Person: Not as often as Trixie, but she sometimes indulges herself.
    Photo Finish: I say nothink. Photo Finish lets her work speak for itself.

    Wallflower Blush 

    Other Alternate Versions 
A number of background and supporting characters, not previously listed, are Alternate Selves of their respective pony characters. These include:

  • Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, and Scootaloo, while not calling themselves the Cutie Mark Crusaders, share the same bond of trying to find their place as teenagers (such as by posting their videos to the YouTube Expy from the first film). Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle are still sisters to Applejack and Rarity, respectively. Scootaloo is seen using her trademark scooter and appears to be just as much a tomboy by not wearing a skirt. She also retains her obsession with Rainbow Dash. They are shown younger than the other students, likely freshmen at CHS while the others are seniors. In Rainbow Rocks, they form a band called "The Crusaders" to enter the Battle of the Bands, sporting similar rocker outfits to those their pony counterparts once used. In one of the Summertime Shorts, it's revealed that for them, CMC stands for "Canterlot Movie Club"–as in, they watch movies together.
  • Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon are also present, similar in age to the Crusaders.
  • Big Macintosh is apparently still a student. In Rainbow Rocks, he and Granny Smith appear at their farm, as well.
  • Snips and Snails, lackeys to Sunset in the first film and bumbling students afterward. They also compete in the Battle of the Bands as a rap duo. Like with their pony selves, Snips is smaller and rounder while Snails is taller and thinner.
  • Cheerilee is shown both teaching and working in the library, but drawn in proportion to the student body, making her probably a young teacher. She tends to have a shorter temper and a bit less patience than her pony counterpart.
  • Granny Smith is the lunch lady at the school. Unlike Pony Granny Smith who is very thin due to advanced age, Human Granny is more portly than other characters. In Rainbow Rocks, she and Big Mac appear at their farm, as well.
  • Cranky Doodle Donkey (addressed by only the first two-thirds of his name) appears as a teacher in "Music to My Ears" and Friendship Games. The digital series episode "A Little Birdie Told Me" shows he's a Math teacher.
  • The three Diamond Dogs, humanized as if they just stepped out of a Gorillaz video, who Rarity gets to help carry her piano in "Player Piano" and appear in Rainbow Rocks and Friendship Games.
  • Other background human equivalents for named background ponies include Derpy Hooves, Octavia Melody, Lyra Heartstrings, Sweetie Drops, Bulk Biceps, Roseluck and Amethyst Star.
  • The Extended Universe first IDW EQG annual also includes Spitfire as the soccer team leader, Mrs. Harshwhinny as a teacher, and introduces an older Babs Seed.
  • The digital series introduces Fluttershy's brother Zephyr Breeze (though it's not entirely clear if he's a CHS student). Like his counterpart, he's an Abhorrent Admirer for Rainbow Dash.
  • The Choose Your Own Ending shorts introduce Nurse Redheart as Canterlot High's school nurse.

According to Sabrina Alberghetti, all other background humans in the movies were new creations for the film and unlikely to appear in pony form on the show itself, nor based on background ponies in the show.

    Background Students 
"You got my vote, Twilight." "Mine too." "Mine too." "Mine too..."

Voiced by: Vincent Tong (Sandalwood), James Kirk (Micro Chips), Eva Tavares (Blueberry Cake), Paula Berry (Cherry Crash), Peter New (Brawly Beats), David Mongar (Captain Planet)

What's a high school without students? While a few students at Canterlot High are easily recognizable as the human counterparts of secondary characters, most are new characters. At the beginning they're divided up into different cliques — the Athletes, the Dramas, the Techies, the Eco-kids, the Fashionistas, and the Rockers. They stick to their own groups because of Sunset Shimmer, but come together later thanks to Twilight Sparkle.


  • Adaptation Name Change: Sandalwood and Micro Chips are named Cecil and Poindexter, respectively, in the Friendship Games novelization.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: It bears repeating, even when not based on actual pony characters, the CHS students have a wild range of skin tones.
  • Artsy Beret: One of the Dramas (nicknamed Watermelody) always wear a red beret and is often pictured holding a skull. Later installments show her being skilled at painting and drawing.
  • Blinding Bangs: One of the male students, going by theinvoked Fan Nickname of Valhallen, has very thick bangs covering his eyes. "Photo Finished" reveals he has purple eyes underneath.
  • Costume Evolution: Although as background characters there is more inertia to their costumes than with the main characters, they do display some changes as the series progress. Legend of Everfree is the first time the status quo is broken, with camping gear for those students going to the camp (that's not the whole school, though). Starting with the Summertime Shorts music videos, the standard outfits show evolution as well, and furthermore in the Digital Series. Then the Beach Episodes have lots of students in swimsuits.
  • Curtains Match the Window: It's rather common for the various unnamed characters to have eyes and hair colors matching.
  • Expy: Averted; while some of the students have similar color schemes to certain background ponies in Friendship Is Magic but different eye colors and "cutie marks" on their clothes (one of the athletic girls, for example, looks like a dead ringer forinvoked Cloud Kicker, but has a soccer ball cutie mark), they weren't based off of background pony designs.
  • The Fashionista: The groupinvoked Normal Norman and Photo Finish belong to, and it's implied Rarity hangs out with them a bit (which would make sense) since she sits with them at the start of the cafeteria song.
  • Gay Guy Seeks Popular Jock: Possibly happened between films between Wiz Kid (a techie) and Curly Winds (an athlete). After the latter helping the former with a ladder in the first movie, each appearance has shown them in subtext-laden situations: Curly with his arm around Wiz at the Battle of the Bands final, what appears to be a double date with Lyra and Bon Bon in a Summertime Short, and a deleted scene from Friendship Games shows them walking while holding hands. (They appear together at the rally in the final version.)
  • Kids Are Cruel:
    • When they make fun of Twilight when an embarrassing video of her is leaked.
    • In the sequel they're quite vicious to Sunset Shimmer and instantly turn on the Dazzlings when they're defeated. Justified to an extent, however, given Sunset's history and the Dazzlings' schemes.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Beyond exceptions like the Fall Formal, the summer camp or the Beach Episodes, all of them have a standard set of clothes they're always seen wearing in each movie.
  • Nerd Glasses: Unsurprisingly, a trait for some of the Techies, like Scribble Dee (large, brown-rimmed round ones) and Micro Chips (thick, black-rimmed square ones). Also lean into Eye Glasses with their eyes occupying the whole lenses (which isn't the case with human Twilight).
  • Nice Hat: Canterlot High School's dress code apparently allows headgears, since a few students can be seen wearing nice ones. Notably, Watermelody's beret, Scott Green's fedora, Normal Norman's knit cap, Sandalwood's rastacap and Sweet Leaf's sun hat.
  • Nominal Importance: As with most of the Background Ponies who lack a name (at least, prior to later merchandise assigning them one), many of the students lack names and are instead referred to by various nicknames designated by the fanbase. In keeping with the naming conventions of My Little Pony, the student'sinvoked Fan Nicknames are usually based on their appearance or their cutie mark-like emblem on their clothes.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: They have a quite varied range of hair colors, even for those with more human skin-tones.
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    Girl-Group Bandmates 
Voiced by: Kaylee Johnston (Lavender Lace & Fuchsia Blush)

Six more background students are introduced in Rainbow Rocks to provide a pair of bandmates for each Girl Group led by an alternate secondary character, including the Snapshots (with Photo Finish), Trixie and the Illusions, and Derpy and the Muffins.


  • All There in the Script: Pixel Pizazz and Violet Blurr (Photo Finish's assistants) are named by the toyline.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: From the short "Photo Finished", we see that Pixel Pizazz and Violet Blurr also serves as photo-shoot assistants for Photo Finish. However, the look of boredom on their faces hints that they don't share the hyperactive photographer's enthusiasm.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Blueberry Pie and Raspberry Fluff are generally considered just as wacky as Derpy. To form a band playing the cowbell, the triangle and the musical saw, they sure must not care about ridicule.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: In the Summertime Short "A Photo Booth Story", we see Pixel Pizazz doing her best to rein in Photo Finish's weird impulses when the artist is in "the zone".
  • Cute Witch: The basic look for Trixie's bandmates, including the Wizard Hats when performing, following their leader's example.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Pixel Pizazz and Violet Blurr have a more elaborate design than most, their clothes leaning into this look. Justified by them being part of the Fashionista clique, like Photo Finish.
  • Girl Posse: Each of the groups looks like one, with a leader and two cronies. And under the Dazzlings' negative influence, the Illusions as well as the Snapshots are quite antagonistic.
  • Nominal Importance: Beyond the Snapshots, mentioned above, the other four are only known byinvoked Fan Nicknames.Trixie's  Derpy's 
  • Reused Character Design: Lavender Lace has a quite similar color scheme and hair style to one of the athlete background students (who herself was wrongly thought to be derived from background pony Cloud Kicker, hence her nickname of Cloudy Kicks). They are not, however, the same character, as they can both be seen in some crowd shots of Rainbow Rocks. This has started some minorinvoked Fanon that the two are twin sisters.
  • Shout-Out: Derpy's bandmates bear a very close resemblance in hair color and style to Shana and Kimber from Jem and the Holograms. Even the one that is like Kimber (with the triangle) has piano key-style decor on her clothes, reflecting on Kimber being the keyboardist for the Holograms. And Derpy's wrap-dress in this scene is similar to Jem's usual wardrobe.
  • The Voiceless: None of them have any speaking lines in the movies (nor in "Photo Finished" or "A Photo Booth Story" for Photo Finish's assistants), unlike other background students. Though Lavender Lace and Fuchsia Blush are backing vocalists for Trixie's "Tricks Up My Sleeve" song.

Crystal Prep Academy

    Principal Abacus Cinch 

    The Shadowbolts 

    Dean Cadance 
Voiced by: Britt McKillip

The human counterpart of Princess Cadance and dean of Crystal Prep, functionally acting as Principal Cinch's right-hand. Following the events of Friendship Games, she takes over as principal from Cinch.


  • 100% Adoration Rating: Crystal Prep and CHS students alike love her.
  • Adults Are Useless: Zigzagged. It is clear she cares about Twilight and wants her to be happy, but the most she actually does to help her is give her good advice, knowing that the Everton Independent Study Program probably isn't what she really needs. She isn't seen helping Twilight with any of the students who harass and bully her and she has no idea that Cinch is blackmailing her to participate in the games or that Cinch pressured her to try to cheat by using the magic she gathered.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It's not fully clear what her connection to Shining Armor is in this world. She and Shining both speak to Twilight about the Friendship Games, but Shining is a decorated alumni of the school and it wouldn't be odd for him to just be there for that. She also is very close to Twilight, but it's unclear if it's because she likes her as a teacher likes a favorite student, or because of any romantic connection to Shining.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Treats the competition with CHS this way and is on good terms with Luna and Celestia.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Cadance has a noticeably different eye design than most other characters.
  • Not So Above It All: Is caught gorging herself on cake in the ending credits, and joins in taunting Cinch in the aftermath of Midnight Sparkle's rampage.
  • Number Two: While her actual title is dean, she's functionally the vice-principal to Cinch's principal.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Contrasting Cinch sharply, Cadance actually cares about Crystal Prep and the students there for their own sake.
  • Sour Supporter: While she does her job well and doesn't defy Cinch openly, it's pretty clear she doesn't like her any more than anyone else.

    Other Alternate Versions 
  • Shining Armor is a Crystal Prep alumnus who encourages Twilight to participate in the Friendship Games. It is unclear if he and Cadance have the same relationship as their pony counterparts (but there are some subtle hints).
  • Jet Set, Upper Crust, Suri Polomare, Fleur-Dis-Lee, Trenderhoof, Royal Pin and Neon Lights are students at Crystal Prep and the other members of their Friendship Games team.

Camp Everfree

    Gaea Everfree 

    Gloriosa Daisy 
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"Hi, everyone! Welcome to Camp Everfree! I'm Gloriosa Daisy, your camp director! Think of me as your friendly camp and nature guide."

Voiced by: Enid-Raye Adams

The friendly camp director at the titular Camp Everfree. She manages it alongside her brother Timber Spruce.


  • Beneath the Mask: She's not quite as nice inside as she acts on the outside. Sunset herself (rightfully) expresses slight suspicion towards the sugary-happy Gloriosa Daisy after briefly reading her mind by accident. The instances we're given of her hidden feelings are either angry orders or screams of frustration.
    Sunset Shimmer: People that chipper make me nervous.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Not that big, compared to some other (mostly male) characters, but hers still are noticeably thicker than those of other female characters. The way they're drawn implies they're somewhat bushy.
  • Brother-Sister Team: Runs the camp with Timber Spruce.
  • Catchphrase: "I got this!" Said whenever she agrees to help a camper. Takes on a darker tone when she transforms into Gaea Everfree and keeps using it, this time in the context of assuring the campers she won't let Filthy Rich shut down the camp.
  • Control Freak: She's obsessed with doing everything by herself around camp and shuts down anyone's attempts to help her. Gets even worse when she transforms into Gaea Everfree and surrounds the camp in vines, refusing to let the campers leave.
  • Creepy Monotone: Briefly sports this when she runs into Twilight and Sunset in the rock quarry. It's in stark contrast with her apparent faux-happiness and occasional arguing with her brother.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: Using Equestrian magic is clearly not doing her mental state any favors. The real-life stress of her family's business going under doesn't help either.
  • Flower in Her Hair: Gloriasa Daisy wears a crown of daisies in her hair, fittingly enough. Her gala dress also includes a tiara of yellow flowers.
  • Foil:
    • To Sunset Shimmer. Like Sunset, she's recently developed magical powers and is using them to enrich her normal life. And like Sunset in the first film, she's eventually overwhelmed by a power she can't control and transforms into a monster. And just as Sunset got that power from the Element of Magic, it's implied the gemstones Gloriosa takes power from are a sort of parallel to the Elements of Harmony.
    • Also to Twilight. She's a workaholic managing a lot of stress under her composed exterior, spends most of the film on the verge of a breakdown, and eventually is consumed by her Superpowered Evil Side. Her Gaea Everfree form also calls to mind Midnight Sparkle's design, which Word of God has said was intentional.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: She's the workaholic responsible one to Timber's fun-loving one. The truth is a bit of both — Gloriosa wants to use her powers to help the campers have fun, while Timber recognizes the danger of the magic and thinks it's a bad idea.
  • Green Thumb: The power she gains from Equestrian magic. It allows her to control plant life.
  • Little Big Sister: Is older than Timber, but she's a bit smaller than him.
  • Madness Mantra: "I got this!" The more she says it, the more apparent it becomes she obviously does not.
  • Moment Killer: Twilight and Timber were about to share their first kiss but she suddenly appears and interrupts the moment. Looking at her facial expression as she approaches, she knew what she was doing.
  • Mundane Utility: She was using her magic to help the campers have fun, because she knows the camp is going under and wants their last year to be one to remember.
  • Obviously Evil: From her forced faux-happiness to her constant arguing with Timber to her secrecy and tendency to disappear a lot, it's obvious Gloriosa is up to something. Then it gets double-subverted. When her secret is revealed, it turns out she's not up to anything evil, she's just trying to make sure everyone has fun and is using magic to do so, which Timber protests. However, immediately after this reveal she takes the remaining geodes, powers up, and gets Drunk on the Dark Side as Gaea Everfree.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Part of the theme she shares with Human Twilight in the fourth movie. She tries to keep up a happy façade, despite the threat of losing her family's camp clearly is causing her stress. And trying to help the campers with Equestria magic isn't helping matters. Especially when it corrupts her and she tries to trap the campers to the point of near harm and needs to be stopped. Eventually, once she finally comes clean about her situation to the campers, everyone is more than willing to help her save it, showing she just should have been honest from the get go.
  • Power Crystal: Her power comes from the gemstones she wears around her neck.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Gloriosa's magenta hair is even longer than average for the female characters (which already have them rather long in general), reaching to her thighs.
  • Sanity Slippage: Her mental state deteriorates with every appearance she makes. By the time she shows up in the rock quarry, she's completely lost it. Fortunately, she gets better by the end of the movie.
  • Stepford Smiler: She is constantly smiling and promising to help anyone in trouble, but obviously barely keeping a lid on her stress and forcing herself to stay happy.
  • Twitchy Eye: Gloriosa's left lower eyelid begins twitching as the problems in Camp Everfree and campers' requests are piling up, another hint of her eroding state of mind. Then her other eye twitches too when she reveals herself to Twilight and Sunset in the Crystal Cave.
  • Vague Age: Her doll in the toyline looks just like anyone else's, but she looks somewhat older than the CHS students in the movie proper, and her status as camp director (and apparently along with Timber Spruce, the only workers at camp) makes it unlikely she's just a teenager, implying that she's the older of the two siblings.
  • Walking Spoiler: She's behind the magical goings-on around the camp, drawing power from magical crystals infused with Equestrian magic.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Her family's business has failed and she's going to lose the land they've owned for four generations to Filthy Rich, who's going to tear it down and build a high-class spa resort. Everything Gloriosa does is to try to and make sure the last batch of campers they'll ever host have the most fun they can.
  • Workaholic: She insists on doing everything herself in the name of everyone else having a worry-free time at camp. Combined with the magic she's gained and the stress of nearly losing the camp. It doesn't help her psyche when the magic overwhelms her.
  • Youthful Freckles: She has freckles on her cheeks, of a slightly darker color than her skin.

    Timber Spruce 
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"Think of me as that awesome guy... who should always be invited to fun things."

Voiced by: Brian Doe

Along with his sister Gloriosa Daisy, he keeps things running at Camp Everfree as well as he can. A self-described awesome dude who likes to do fun stuff.


  • Almost Kiss: He and Twilight almost kiss at the campground ball before Gloriosa interrupts them.
  • An Axe to Grind: Late in the film, he grabs a woodcutting axe and tries to hack his way out of the vines Gaea Everfree is using to imprison the campers, with little success.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: A trait he shares with other male characters. His are, oddly enough, of a completely different color than his hair.
  • Big Little Brother: Younger than Gloriosa, but taller than she is.
  • Brother-Sister Team: Helps his sister run the camp. While she's the one in charge, he's the one seeing doing most of the manual labor.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He's quite the flirt, and it's played for laughs that the men get a lot less charm from him than the women. Still, he's a nice guy underneath.
  • Cower Power: In "Unsolved Selfie Mysteries," despite being the lifeguard for the beach, he screams like a girl when he thinks a sea monster is coming onshore and hides behind Twilight.
  • Curtains Match the Window: His green eyes match with the green hair on his head.
  • Foil: To Twilight. As Twilight does with Sunset, Timber recognizes the danger of using magic and thinks Gloriosa should be careful with hers.
  • It's All About Me: An example that's played for laughs more than anything, he claims he saved the campers from Gaea Everfree by saving Twilight from a (minor) fall on the docks so that Twilight could save them.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His attitude and constant arguing with his sister in public makes him seem like the meaner of the two siblings, however he's actually worried about Gloriosa overusing magic on the camp and wants her to get rid of it before she does something dangerous.
  • Minor Major Character: While he's a main character, his impact on the overall plot is surprisingly small. He mostly acts as Human Twilight's love interest and a red herring for Sunset, he doesn't play any part in in Twilight's issues with Midnight Sparkle and accomplishes little to nothing against Gaea Everfree.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: He was a counselor for Camp Everfree when he first appeared but was later a lifeguard for the beach at Canterlot.
  • Official Couple: Since Legend of Everfree, Twilight and Timber started dating. Though the two never refer to each other as their boyfriend or girlfriend and say they only "hangout".
  • Red Herring: He's presented as the likely culprit of the goings-on at camp, including leaving trails of gem dust to pin them on "Gaea Everfree", apparently to pull off a "Scooby-Doo" Hoax. However, it's actually Gloriosa who is responsible for what's going on, and Timber is using the Gaea Everfree stuff to cover for her.
  • "Scooby-Doo" Hoax: Sunset believes he's using the story of Gaea Everfree to scare people away from the camp and get it shut down so his family can move to the city like he's always wanted. In truth, Timber made up the story to cover for Gloriosa's use of magic, and she was doing it with intent to let the campers have more fun, not scare anyone away.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Does one in "Unsolved Selfie Mystery" when he and the girls think a sea monster is coming onshore.
  • Ship Tease: With (human) Twilight Sparkle; he smiles at her while greeting the students with Gloriosa, and later strikes a conversation about sapphires with her... And they both blush for a second when their hands graze. In one of the web shorts, the two of them are shown to go out on dates with each other.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: By trying to cover for his sister using magic, he made Twilight paranoid that Midnight Sparkle was the cause of everything magical happening around camp, which made her issues worse. Also, because he constantly covered for Gloriosa, she didn't get the help she needed, which contributed to her growing more unhinged and being corrupted by the geodes' power.
  • Vague Age: Much like his sister. He does look younger than her, but shouldn't be too young if he's also in charge of running the camp. The novelization claims he's a teenager, but that's as specific as it gets.

    Filthy Rich 
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"Instead of turning it into a spa resort that will line my pockets with more money than this camp ever could? I don't think so..."

Voiced by: Brian Drummond

The human counterpart to Filthy Rich and father to Diamond Tiara. He owns the land Camp Everfree belongs to and plans to replace it with a spa resort.


  • Adaptational Villainy: Downplayed. The pony Filthy Rich is a Honest Corporate Executive and Reasonable Authority Figure. This guy is a greedy Smug Snake, but still a Reasonable Authority Figure and Villainy-Free Villain.
  • Conspicuous Consumption: Shows off by riding his limousine to Camp Everfree and through the forest surrounding it.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Wants to replace Camp Everfree with a spa resort, which would earn him a lot more money than renting the land to Gloriosa Daisy. This in and of itself wouldn't count towards this trope (after all, a more profitable venture is simply good business sense), but what does count is the fact he seems to take a little too much pleasure in rubbing this fact into Gloriosa and Timber's faces.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He could've forcibly brought out the camp, but was willing to at least let Gloriosa have one more week to either get the money needed to pay the debts (which he figured unlikely) or prepare her goodbyes to the camp.
  • Smug Smiler: Never stops his smarmy smile while threatening Gloriosa Daisy. Though this drops when the camp raises the money to pay off the debts. To which he gives a silent scowl before leaving the fundraiser.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His intent to replace Camp Everfree results in Gloriosa acquiring her magic and eventually turning into Gaea Everfree.
  • Villainy-Free Villain: He's an asshole, and he doesn't give a hoot what happens to the camp, but he is well within his rights to foreclose the camp if Gloriosa and Timber can't pay their rent and he has no direct hand in Gloriosa becoming corrupted with magic. He even allows Gloriosa one last week to run the camp before he buys it out.

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    Juniper Montage 

    Canter Zoom 
Voiced by: Andy Toth

The director of the upcoming Daring Do movie adaptation, and Juniper Montage's uncle.


  • Beware the Nice Ones: He may be a swell guy, but he really brings the hammer down hard on his niece when he finds out she's been stealing props and endangering actors just to get her own shot at stardom.
  • Cool Uncle: Juniper is lucky to have such a friendly uncle who also happens to be a movie director. Tragically, she ends up taking his kindness and trust for granted in favor of her own ambitions, which she finds out the hard way. Even after her sabotage is revealed, he is cool enough to get her another job at a concession stand.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He first appears as an attendee at the Crystal Ball in Legend of Everfree.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Even after all Juniper did, he stills cares deeply about her and gets her a job at Canterlot Mall's movie theater after firing her from her job as a studio stagehand. Having his spoiled, entitled niece working a fairly boring and demeaning Burger Fool job at a movie theater before and during the Daring Do movie premiere — the movie she got fired from — in a mall that keeps playing over and over the "Dance Magic" music video featuring the girls that foiled her plans makes her increasingly resentful and puts her at the right/wrong time and place to get her hands on a magic mirror.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: He's the spitting image of George A. Romero, and also bears some resemblance to George Lucas.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Seeing how the Equestria Girls helped save his childhood camp, he's happy to help them however he can. He even accommodates for firing Juniper for sabotaging the Daring Do movie by setting her up with another job.
  • Wag the Director: In-Universe, Rainbow Dash ends up calling even more shots for the Daring Do movie than he does, pointing out adaptational discrepancies and such in the middle of each take.

    Chestnut Magnifico 
Voiced by: Kira Tozer

A famous movie star who is signed on to play the title role in the latest Daring Do adaptation.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: In-Universe, she plays Daring Do — whose pony counterpart is a rough and tumble adventurer who doesn't wear makeup — while keeping her lipstick and eyeshadow. It might be her own vanity.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: If Applejack looks like she has a healthy tan, Chestnut looks like she frequently goes to a tanning salon.
  • Gender-Blender Name: "Magnifico" is the masculine form of the Italian word for "magnificent".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although she's haughty and demanding, she's also shown to have positive traits. She uses her notoriety for the animal cause, as mentioned by Fluttershy, and when there are scheduling conflicts with another job, she works her agent hard so that he'd resolve it and not endanger Canter Zoom's movie. In fact, her snippy attitude at the beginning of the special is strongly implied to be caused by the stress from said scheduling conflicts, as she's way chirpier afterward once they are resolved.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: In-Universe, what seems to be the case at first. Daring Do is overall a heroic character; Chestnut is introduced screaming at her agent through her phone about how she wants out of some project, accidentally hits Rarity with her trailer's door and doesn't pay her any mind, and her mood isn't improved at all when her imported peanut butter praline candy bars are all missing. She's also the prime suspect behind the film's sabotage. However, not only is she not guilty at all of the film's troubles, but she's latter shown as being quite nice and reasonable.
  • Red Herring: Angry, stuck-up, and apparently wanting out of the project, she's presented as the initial culprit behind the film's sabotage. Of course, it isn't her.

    Vignette Valencia 

    Other Characters 
These characters are not affiliated with either of the two high schools or the summer camp. They have typically appeared only in background or supporting roles so far.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Cake, who run a café near the school that sports an exterior decor similar to Sugarcube Corner; supplementary materials (such as the novelizations and the toyline) give it the name of "Sweet Shoppe".
  • Flim and Flam run a pawn shop in town, shown in "A Case for the Bass". They're also seen running a ring-toss game stand on the Equestria Land theme park in Rollercoaster of Friendship.
  • Maud Pie appears briefly in Rainbow Rocks, living in the same house as Pinkie. Boulder is with her. She makes another cameo in the "Legend of Everfree Blooper Reel", and has a speaking role in the Digital Series webisodes "Schools of Rocks" and "Rarity Investigates: The Case of the Bedazzled Boot", as well as in Forgotten Friendship.
  • Angel Bunny, although unnamed in the films (the novelizations, Canterlot High Tell-All and toyline do name him), is clearly Fluttershy's pet in the human world.
  • Gummy is seen as a stuffed toy that Pinkie owns; the toyline presents him as his usual alligator self.
  • The second IDW EQG annual shows Winona as AJ's family pet. She makes her animated debut in the short "Pet Project".
  • Discord as a stuffed animal is seen as one of the prizes in "Perfect Day for Fun!"
  • The toy line has included humanized versions of Zecora and Queen Chrysalis. Pictures of the prototype Friendship Games dolls showed a counterpart for Lightning Dust, before she was replaced by Indigo Zap.
  • Geri (whose counterpart is an elderly background pony) is briefly seen in the bus taken by Twilight at the start of Friendship Games. He also shows up (on a date) in the "Coinky-Dink World" music video and on the cruise in Spring Breakdown.
  • Opalescence appears in "Dance Magic" in Rarity's bedroom, though whether she's Rarity's pet specifically or a family pet is unknown.
  • "Dance Magic" makes mention of Sapphire Shores, who's also a popular singer in this world.
  • "Movie Magic" confirms A.K. Yearling's counterpart's existence, though doesn't give any details beyond her being the author of the Daring Do books.
  • Tank the tortoise appears as Rainbow Dash's pet in "Pet Project" and in the Digital Series.
  • "Pet Project" adds a new pet to the list with Sunset Shimmer's leopard gecko, Ray.
  • The short "Epic Fails" shows the human counterpart of Countess Coloratura.
  • "Coinky-Dink World" introduces two rollerskating waitresses who are Pinkie Pie's co-workers. Later, the "Pinkie Pie: Snack Psychic" webisode names the blue-haired one as Sunny Sugarsocks and the webisode "Five Stars" names the purple-haired one as Doo Wop in their respective credits.
  • Tirek is a video-game villain in a series Sunset loves.
  • The Digital Series webisode "Star Crossed" shows Star Swirl had a counterpart too, apparently a famous astronomer.
  • The human counterpart of Prim Hemline is Rarity's boss at the clothing shop, as seen in "Display of Affection".
  • Randolph (Diamond Tiara's butler) appears as a limo driver in the webisode "Driving Miss Shimmer".
  • Carrot Bun (the Burger Fool from "Stranger Than Fan Fiction") is a sushi stand attendant in "X Marks the Spot".
  • Feather Bangs's counterpart can be seen on a magazine cover in "Friendship Math".
  • Rollercoaster of Friendship features a young teen who's a dead-ringer for Megan Williams of the My Little Pony G1 cartoons.

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